The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.96% 1.06% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 5.80% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Median daily rate £431 £451 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.27% +16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £370 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £468 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 162 138 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.77% 18.30% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 57
Median daily rate £438 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +15.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VPN.

1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
3 21 (50.00%) CCNP
3 21 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (47.62%) Firewall
4 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
5 19 (45.24%) F5
6 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (28.57%) Wireless
8 12 (28.57%) CCNA
9 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
10 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (23.81%) Juniper
11 9 (21.43%) WAN
11 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
12 8 (19.05%) Windows
12 8 (19.05%) ITIL
12 8 (19.05%) LAN
12 8 (19.05%) BGP
13 7 (16.67%) EIGRP
13 7 (16.67%) OSPF
13 7 (16.67%) FCoE
13 7 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (16.67%) 802.1X
14 6 (14.29%) Network Security
14 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (14.29%) FortiGate
14 6 (14.29%) Internet
14 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (28.57%) Wireless
5 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (21.43%) WAN
7 8 (19.05%) BGP
7 8 (19.05%) LAN
8 7 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 7 (16.67%) FCoE
8 7 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (16.67%) OSPF
9 6 (14.29%) Internet
9 6 (14.29%) Network Security
9 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (11.90%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (11.90%) IPsec
10 5 (11.90%) MPLS
11 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (9.52%) SSL
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Information Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Cloud Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) BYOD
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) CMDB
4 2 (4.76%) Handset
4 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
5 1 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Change Control
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
3 4 (9.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (9.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (7.14%) B2B
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Information Security
4 3 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Network Design
4 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (7.14%) Web Development
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 3 (7.14%) Python
1 3 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) CCNP
2 21 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) CCNA
5 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) CCIE
7 2 (4.76%) MCP
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCA
8 1 (2.38%) CCAA
8 1 (2.38%) CCDA
8 1 (2.38%) CCDP
8 1 (2.38%) CCVP
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.38%) HP ASE
8 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.14%) Nagios
2 3 (7.14%) Nexpose
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.14%) Opsview
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.38%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
4 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) F5
3 10 (23.81%) Juniper
4 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.90%) Intel Security
5 4 (9.52%) Aruba
5 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 3 (7.14%) Brocade
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 3 (7.14%) FireEye
6 3 (7.14%) GFI Software
6 3 (7.14%) LogRhythm
6 3 (7.14%) Rapid7
6 3 (7.14%) Sourcefire
6 3 (7.14%) Symantec
6 3 (7.14%) TippingPoint